Coming up: my travel writing class for Catapult this month. Also, excited to lead two Street Wisdom sessions at Adventure Travel World Summit in Tuscany in Oct.

One surreal night in Jaipur

There are moments in my travel writer’s life when I feel like I’ve accidentally entered a parallel dimension. When it seems like I’m living somebody else’s life, or watching a film unroll… When I need to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming…

One such night happened on my trip to India last month. As a guest of Micato Safaris I was invited to a special performance and dinner at the private residence of the maharaja of Jaipur.

It was a hot desert night, I was wearing a beautiful green sari that I had fitted just for me back in the hotel room, sitting on the floor next to the maharaja’s father. In front of my eyes unfolded a scene out of One Thousand and One nights.

Here, thought I’d share a few glimpses, in hope you can also feel: how surreal!





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